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Old 07-29-2018, 11:03 PM   #1
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Potential purchaser of 17b or 19 wants to know from current owners if Escape heaters are effective as ducted heating systems.
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Old 07-29-2018, 11:12 PM   #2
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You need to explain what you mean by ducted heating system.
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If you mean can the output from the Escape furnace be channeled to areas with ducting, then I doubt it. I don’t believe any of the Escapes have ducted heating either.
We were having our 2015 Escape 21 furnace repaired at a local RV repair shop and the owner said he was surprised how quiet it was. He attributed this to the furnace not having a more powerful fan required to force air through ducting. I can say that our furnace blows air to both ends of our Escape and yet doesn’t wake us at night, so for direct output it has plenty of power.

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Potential purchaser of 17b or 19 wants to know from current owners if Escape heaters are effective as ducted heating systems.

Do you mean "are as effective as"?
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:20 AM   #5
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Sorry for confusing everyone. Let me restate the question: Does the heater in Escapes effectively heat the trailer evenly?
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:09 PM   #6
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Yes, we do find that the furnace heats the whole space nice and evenly. It is such a small space compared to even a small house that it’s really not much space to heat up and only takes a few minutes to do so, even if the trailer starts out pretty cold.
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:41 PM   #7
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i have no complaints about my furnace
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:58 PM   #8
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I like how quiet my furnace is too …. but then my hearing isn't the best. Noticed also that my wood working power tools are getting quieter too …. sometimes additional growth rings can bring unexpected advantages.

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Old 07-30-2018, 02:13 PM   #9
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I find the furnace to work just fine. However, when I'm hooked up to power I use one of two different electrical heaters. One is a baseboard style that I can leave on at night as it has a temperature thermostat on it that will click on and off, depending on what I have it set to. It sits on the floor and goes on the bed when in transit. Granted, it does get in the way (especially when giving tours of the trailer to multiple people at the same time). It's one I grabbed from the house and came from Lowe's or Home Depot years ago.


The other is a small one I set on the kitchen counter. I tend to use it when I get out of the shower and want some heat blowing directly on me. It doesn't have an automatic on/off, depending on the temperature.



I figure if I'm paying for the electrical hookup, why should I also pay for propane at the same time. (It's the same reasoning I use for my electric cooktop.)
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Heater works great on our 5.0TA. The interior of any Escape I don't believe is large enough to need a ducted system. We carry a small ceramic cube heater that we have used when we have hookups. It heats up the camper in no time and doesn't use any propane.
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